(Reuters) - Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been ruled out for at least a month after suffering a knee injury against Fulham in the League Cup, British media reported on Friday.
The Belgian playmaker was substituted in the 85th minute of City's 2-0 win over Fulham at the Etihad Stadium on Thursday after opposing defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah landed heavily on his left knee.
De Bruyne, who played a pivotal role in City's record-breaking Premier League title triumph last term, has already spent six weeks on the sidelines this season.
The 27-year-old is now likely to miss City's next six matches, including a league clash against local rivals Manchester United on Nov. 11.
Pep Guardiola's City, currently top of the table with 26 points from 10 matches, host Southampton on Sunday.
(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Editing by Toby Davis)